Experts Testify Delta tunnels are ‘poor investment for Bay Area'

On March 11 several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries. The potential effects of the tunnels proposal, and other pending decisions in the Delta, on San Francisco and the Bay Area was the topic of discussion at the hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by Senator Wolk. Read the press release about the hearing HERE. See the full agenda HERE.

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In wake of Flint, state moves to improve water systems for disadvantaged communities

May 23, 2016

Bill to provide safe drinking water and wastewater service for all Californians moves forward

SACRAMENTO–Legislation to prevent ongoing drinking water contamination like that seen in Flint, Michigan, from harming families in disadvantaged communities throughout California was approved today on a 4-2 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will next be heard by the full Senate.

Senate supports Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus

May 20, 2016

Approves bill to allow involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes

SACRAMENTO–The State Senate voted 35-0 Monday to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes    such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.